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Acts of God and ManRuminations on Risk and Insurance

Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More

Creating a Learning SocietyA New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Joseph Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book assesses how learning helps countries grow, develop, and become more productive. It looks at what government can do to promote learning and casts light on the significance of learning for ... More

Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

José Antonio Ocampo and José Antonio Alonso (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book revisits the causes of the 2008 global economic collapse, re-evaluating the international response to the crisis and suggesting more effective approaches to development cooperation. It ... More

The Economists' VoiceTop Economists Take On Today's Problems

The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book offers innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on the United States' pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, ... More

The Economists' Voice 2.0The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Joseph Stiglitz and Aaron Edlin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The Economists’ Voice: Top Economists Take On Today’s Problems featured a core collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today’s global markets and financial institutions. This ... More

From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Padma Desai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is about the complexities of economic policy and financial reform. Merging a compelling narrative with scholarly research, it begins with a systematic breakdown of the factors leading to ... More

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Governing Access to Essential Resources

Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and ... More

Green CapitalA New Perspective on Growth

Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the ... More

The Greening of AsiaThe Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Mark Clifford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will ... More

How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

Hugh Patrick and Yung Chul Park (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165266
eISBN:
9780231536462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165266.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also ... More

Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

Joseph Stiglitz and Akbar Noman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175180
eISBN:
9780231540773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175180.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters—a quarter century of economic malaise for most of the region—since ... More

InvestingThe Last Liberal Art, Second Edition

Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Second Edition

Robert Hagstrom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160100
eISBN:
9780231531016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160100.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This updated second edition explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. ... More

Macroeconomics and DevelopmentRoberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Latin American neo-structuralism is a cutting-edge, regionally focused economic theory with broad implications for macroeconomics and development economics. Roberto Frenkel has spent five decades ... More

The Most Important ThingUncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Howard Marks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, the author of this book is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim ... More

The Most Important Thing IlluminatedUncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Howard Marks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In The Most Important Thing investing insight of this book’s author’s celebrated client memos was distilled into a single text and made his philosophy available to general readers. In this book, this ... More

The Nature of ValueHow to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Nick Gogerty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using evolution as the template to understand growth, this book takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does the book show how ... More

New Perspectives on International Migration and Development

New Perspectives on International Migration and Development

Jeronimo Cortina and Enrique Ochoa-Reza (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156806
eISBN:
9780231527491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156806.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book draws attention to migration's developmental impacts on sending and receiving societies. Through current case studies, it examines the interplay among migration, development, culture, ... More

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Keith Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full ... More

Pandora's RiskUncertainty at the Core of Finance

Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance

Kent Osband

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151733
eISBN:
9780231525411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151733.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This text argues that uncertainty is central rather than marginal to finance. Markets don't trade mainly on changes in risk. They trade on changes in beliefs about risk, and in the process, markets ... More

Passion for RealityThe Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Michael Yogg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting financial achievements. Iconoclastic and ... More

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